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Man has two faces; he wants to grow toward maturity and freedom, and yet the primitive child in his unconscious yearns for more complete protection and irresponsibility. His mature self learns how to cope with the restrictions and frustrations of daily life, but at the same time, the child in him longs to hit oout against them, to beat them down, to destroy them - wether they be objects or people.
Totalitarianism appeals to this confused infant in all of us; it seems to offer a solution to the problems man's double yearning creates. .
Totalitarianism is man's escape from the fearful realities of life into the virtual womb of the leader. The individual's actions are directed from this womb -from the inner sanctum. The mystic center is in control of everything; man need no longer assume responsibility for his own life.
originally posted by: incoserv
This was clear when I told my son, "You need to think for yourself," and he responded, "I don't need to think for myself."
I didn't raise him with that mentality. (We're, honestly, pretty certain there's s female involved, sadly.) His saying that made clear to me that he was in regression to state of immaturity and irresponsibility.
originally posted by: ThatDamnDuckAgain
a reply to: eXia7
I like to point out that man is "mankind", the book is a bit older and not using newspeak. Not sure if I misunderstood your post and you were not referencing "man" in a way I thought.
Responsibility and accountability are not boundless. They stop where they infringe others personal rights and freedoms.